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katie: you can go to our website for updated information on resources available for sandy victims and steve buscemi's friends for firefighters continues to provide support to families. you can go to katiecouric.com to see how you can help. up next they proudly served our country and now they are on a new mission. meet the veterans using their military skills to help those in need when disaster strikes. hat is right after this. >> up next -- katie: thank goodness for you guys really stepping up to the plate. >> and later the truth about all of this extreme weather. katie: welcome back. in her wake sandy left what looked like a war zone behind. who tackled this crisis more than the nation's veterans. how many know of a group called team rubicon. a lot of people. for the viewers at home i hope you never get a chance to meet them. if you do you will never forget them. it all started with an urge to help. co-founders and marine veterans knew they could do just that. they left for haiti after the earthquake in 2010 and soon realized the impact that they could have. so they sent out a ca
health care plan. >>> hurricane sandy one year later, the families with their amazing survival stories, but are we ready for the next super storm? >>> made in america, you heard it here first, those olympic uniforms made in china. big news today about what team usa will wear this time. >>> going to extremes, the surfer trying to ride this giant wave into the record books, why dare devils push the limits, the real reason they do it. >>> good evening. diane is off tonight after a day of double trouble for the white house. scrambling to diffuse not one but two firestorms. the president accused of making false promises, even lying about obama care. that was on one side of capitol hill. on the other, new calls for a total stop to spying on friends. what did the president know? how much damage has been done and what will he do now. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl starts us off. >> reporter: under fire for allegedly spying on americans and america's friends, the nation's spy chief made no apologies. >> we do not spy on anyone except for valid foreign intelligence purposes,
, including at least six big rigs. >> the bond created by hurricane sandy was evident. as people gathered by the thousands. the ceremony dubbed light of hope was held in new jersey with everyone raising lights in the sky. they shared words and songs of encouragement. they promised to stay strong as they struggle to rebuild. >>> some tiny sandy survivors had good reason to celebrate yesterday. a special birthday party held at the nyu medical center for the newborns who were forced to evacuate the hospital when the backup generators failed. those babies carried out by nurses during the storm just turned 1. the moms that gave birth that night talked about what happened when the power went out. >> i was asked can you walk? and i said yes. i didn't realize the question was can you walk down 13 flights of stairs. >> most of the infants slept through the ordeal. i take back everything i said about it being rough on me. >> exactly. imagine being a mom that just had a baby and asked to walk down 13 flights of stairs. >> probably dark stairs. >> oh, absolutely. the frightening thing was not only di
of superstorm sandy hich devastated the east coast . many are still recovering. -- recovering from that tragic storm. and it certainly was a major force to be reckoned with. that force of nature was at one point nearly 1,000 miles wide over the ocean front and when it landed in southern jersey, t was nearly 900 miles wide. impacted so many states, 24 states in number. felt the impact of that superstorm. it was devastation to property. it was devastation to lives. 162 people in the united states lost their lives. and the fact that the storm surged to some record proportions reminds us of the impact of climate change. now as a member of the new york legation in this house, my area received some mild impact from that superstorm, but ironically the year before, hurricane irene and lee impacted the upstate region of new york and again devastated our area with loss of life, certainly of valuable farmland that was eroded and the damage to communities and businesses and farm piss across the upstate region. these are issues that are brought to mind this evening as we commemorate that one-year anniversa
, year after sandy, an offer that new york states hope that home owners would find too good to refuse. paying those whose homes were destroyed by sandy the full value of the homes before sandy hit. no surprising for those home owners that's a big hit. what about for taxpayers? joe led the buy-out for one stat -- staten island community. >> as a home owner i think it's great, and as a taxpayer it's great. >> the fear is that you're giving an unjustifiable amount to an area and a real estate zone that might have a permanent blight on it. you say that's not the case. >> no. definitely not the case. time heals all wounds, but if you continue to have hurricanes, without a doubt it would be a pretty big impredment on values. but in terms of fairness, it's very fair to taxpayers because it's been proven, actually, if you go on the fema web site and look at the mitigation grant program, which is what the governor modeled his program after, it gives you in the mitigation program, two forms of metmet gages, one is elevation, you actually use money to elevate the homes and repair it. and the oth
spared. then -- it's been one year since super-storm sandy hit the northeast. why at least one business owner is still struggling to rebuild. i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. nice car. sure is. make a deal with me, kid, and you can have the car and everything that goes along with it. ♪ ♪ so, what do you say? thanks... but i think i got this. ♪ [ male announcer ] the all-new cla. set your soul free. [chris]still smoking up a storm? the all-new cla. [tom]yeah.pathetic,isn't it? [chris] ever try to... [tom] quit?of course! my best time was six days. the worst was ...uh...23.4 seconds. [chris
reopened after super storm sandy shut it down. >> this main building is the sewer, electrical, water food service and air conditioning that were wiped out. >> costing us $21 million to get the building back. you know if there is another hurricane sandy. it's going to cost a half million dollars. >> the baggage room was fine, but one floor filled with eight feet of water. that knocked everything out. you're looking at heart of ellis island this, is where names went into the book. to get to that room and come up from baggage room you had to go upstairs that were a medical test. immigration service officers were around here watching people with their bags as they came up. and checking to see whether or not they were limping or had an eye problem z if they did, they would mark clothing with chalk. these benches are original. each person had to have an exam if they were are marked with chalk taking about 90 seconds. right now kigs post and elevators are still off limits. visitors made their way here, they didn't seem to find. -- mind. >> i'm french. >> you're french? that is great. >> this is
you believe, since superstorm sandy caused over $65 billion in damage on the east coast. the rebuilding continues to this day. our. liz: is live where a -- liz macdonald is live where a 200 million-dollar boardwalk is expected to be constructed this winter. it's a growing trend in business: do more with less with ss energy.hp is help. soon, the world's most intelligent servers, designed by hp, will give ups over twice the performance, using forty percent less energy. multiply that across over a thousand locations, and they'll provide the same benefit to the environment as over 60,000 trees. that's a trend we can all get behind. >> at 20 minutes past the hour i'm lauren green with your fox news minute. spain has become the latest country to accuse the u.s. of spying of the spanish newspaper el-mind dough said the u.s. spied on 60 phone calls in one month. spain summoned the u.s. ambassador following allegations. white house says the u.s. intelligence procedures may require additional constraints. >>> the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of michael
the marathon was canceled because of sandy. >>> marin schools are getting cameras, neva, do installing 48 cameras. the cameras are being put in at hamilton, san jose, and the hill education center. last year they were installed at nevado and san marin high schools. the superintendent said they will help keep students safe. >>> later this morning the head of san francisco city colleges is scheduled to moment about keeping the school open. a commission for community said it'll strip the school of its accreditation but the chancellor, students, professors and others will reportedly discuss the problems identitied by the commission such as mismanagement and rising costs. a delegation plans to head to washington for an education department hearing. >> the san francisco bay area starting a new promotion called the friends and family discount program. it provides significant savings from groups of three to 14 individuals. people that ride together will only have to pay $12 per person round trip. it starts today and will be offered weekends and holidays through february 23rd. >> a priceless gif
've got a list over here, the navy yard recently here in washington, sandy hook elementary, aurora theater, tucson, virginia tech, there's a history of mental illness in all of these shooters. what, if anything, can congress do, should congress be doing, to deal with these mental health issues, these individuals supposedly hearing voices in their head, forcing them to go out and kill people? >> well, congress or the united states government doesn't run mental health facilities. what we do is provide funding to local jurisdictions who do. so this is very difficult. there have been a lot of speeches made on we've got to increase mental health protection, diagnosis, but how exactly do you do that and how do you know that when somebody goes in to buy a gun, that they are mentally ill if they don't appear to be so at the moment? this is, i think, a real dilemma. it is not easy to do. i think and my view has been after a long time of watching this since the first mass shooting in 1968 at the texas bell tower, is that we have to care about the kinds of weapons that are available to people, and he
of the devastation of super storm sandy, but not before many new yorkers work and raised by initial plans to hold the race. the race and drew a record of more than 50 dolphin people to start race. >> and clothing jesus spotted at the new york city marathon. this guy and costume got the attention of many people along the 2.6 to ma route. the side of the messiah among a parted see of runners was reported by dozens of witnesses. >> tell us what you think by joining the conversation on our facebook page. >> we will be right back. coming up, the biggest gun show in northern california takes place right here in the bay area. plus, we will have more on the forecast. >> welcome back. the time is 6:45 a.m.. over the next week, we should see the first phase of the demolition of the old span of the bay bridge. the contractor has been doing a lot a prep work which includes removing the couple of inches of asphalt on the upper deck. the plan this week is to begin demolishing 1,400 ft. on the upper deck of the bridges cantilever. >> officials say that crews are dealing with a 77 year- old bridge so they have t
, ellis island is set to reopen a year after being submerged by super storm sandy. >> now more from ellis island, big doings there today, stacy. >> reporter: yeah, big day here today. 9:30, the first boat will arrive with visitors. for more than a year, when sandy came through almost one year to the date, it completely flooded ellis island. eight feet of water washed through the main hall here, it destroyed the electrical system. it destroyed the boilers. so things have been pretty out of commission. but finally they are able to open it to the public today. it is not all the way there. there is still a lot of work to be done because workers here, before this storm, had taken all of the artifacts, a lot of photographs and moved it to higher ground. right after the storm, when everything was flooded, they removed it all to storage warehouses. that stuff has not been brought back because right now, ellis island is still running on interim power and heat. so still about six to eight months out from ellis island being totally back to normal. back to you. >> stacy, live. how can does it take to
races. you had a goran in new jersey that responded to hurricane sandy. he was seen as a maverick and a problem solver, and virginia they changed the rules to try to ensure the most conservative candidate won. >> they took out the primary and did is state convention? >> correct. in a state like virginia that is now more purple, you have to appeal to women, moderates, that's what the republican party needs to do if they want to win the presidency. >> senator brown, i know you don't like is this, but i'm going to do it again to you. >> it's come up again, there is another -- it's going to come up all of the time. there is a political rumor about scott brown. supposedly you put your house in massachusetts up for sale. >> it's just too big. >> you started a political action committee in new hampshire. >> by law everybody knows that you need to form a pac to give one dollar to anybody. that's the law. with regard to my political future, there is a roll for me. it's not about me. it's about letting people know who we are as a party and how we can move forward with a positive message. >>
will be stationed on the streets of new york city tomorrow to monitor the new york city marathon. super storm sandy forced the cancellation of the race last year. new york is spending $1 million on security. that's double previous amounts in response, of course, to the deadly boston marathon last spring. >> whether it's just new yorkers, fans of the race, it's a great idea to stay away from that area. >> 43 police dogs will be on the ground sniffing for explosives and each runner will receive a clear bag for personal items. an estimated 45,000 runners are expected to participate in the marathon. >>> also tomorrow there will be a solar eclipse. no matter where you are in the world you will be able to see it, thanks to the internet. it will be visibility firsthand on the eastern seaboard in southern europe and africa. for us in the bay area, there is the internet if you want to see it live. an astronomer in kenya is planning to stream the event. you have to get up pretty early. it begins at 3:45:00 a.m. pacific time. we have a link to the site. head there and click on "see it on tv." >>> if you haven
. as you know it was canceled last year because of superstorm sandy. >>> new this morning, a parade honoring the world series champion red sox is underway right now at fenway park in boston. they are traveling through the city through 24 am amphibious vehicles, duck boats. there are extra police on hand throughout the day. the red sox beat the cardinals 6-1 at fenway on wednesday to take the best of seven series. >>> there is going to be a solar eclipse tomorrow. and no matter where you are in the world you will be able to see it thanks to the internet. it will be available firsthand on the eastern seaboard in southern europe and africa. for us in the bay area you have to go on-line if you want to see it live and luckily an astronomer is going to live stream the event. the event begins at 3:45 a.m. pacific time. we have a link to the site on our website. go to abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. >>> if you haven't heard of bit strips there is a good chance you have seen them. colorful come america strips in your facebook news feed with characters that may look a lot like your fr
sandy. was seen with the president, seen as a problem solver. and in virginia you have a situation where they changed the rules for nominating their candidate to ensure the most conservative candidate won. >> they ended -- they took out the primary and did a state convention. >> correct. so in a state like virginia, which is now more purple you've got to appeal to women, mod rats, you've got to appeal to independents. that's what the republican party's going to need to do if they're going to win the presidency and have a majority in both houses of congress. >> senator brown, i know you don't like this but i'm going to do it again to you. >> what about evan? >> but, it's come up again, there's another -- >> it's going to come up all the time. >> all right. but people are wondering what this is about. there's another political rumor about scott brown supposedly you would put your house in massachusetts up for sale. >> it's too big. i have kids. >> okay, all right. and >> -- downsizing. >> you've got 30 seconds so let me get my question. you started a political action committee in new hamps
to hurricane sandy h and was seen with the president and a maverick and c problemha solver, and then theyi changed the rules to try and t make sure theo most conservati candidate won. >> think tookd out the primary and did a state econvention? >> correct. in a state that is more purple,a you have to appeal to women andl moderates andic republicans, ey independents, and that's what they have to do if they want toe have the majority in both his houses. >> senator g brown, i know you don't like>> this but i will dot to you, what -- >> what about evan. >> it's come up again. >> it will come up all the time >>an there's another political y rumor about scott brown, hu supposedly you put your house in massachusetts up for sale. >> yeah, we are downsizing. it's too big. >> you started a political to action city in new hampshire. are you going to run for the senate in new hampshire? >> by law, everybody knows you h have toat form a pack to give $ to anybody, and that's the law h and the way it is.e' with regard to my political future. this is not about me. this is what they are saying about lett
york city marathon resumes tomorrow after it was pose poped last year in the wag of superstorm sandy. some of the front runners have been in central park. including jovry mutaih. he says you can't compare 2011 with noup. >> i'm feeling okay. the thoij i can compare is to compare shape is not -- the only thing i can compare is - to compare shape is not easy. >> and race officials expect 50,000 runners for tomorrow's event. rochelle and i will probably be here and not running. that's a wrap for the sports. >> we'll eat donuts thinking about them. >> there you go. >> speaking of junk food a change for mcdonald's happy meals. the golden arches gives kids something extra to chew on, and a lesson in life. >>> the mcdonald's happy meal is well-known for the toy you get with the meal. for the next two weeks they'll swap it for books. >> for some parents a book instead of a toy in a happy male is a good idea. >> i think books will be more useful. >> it's a good idea because it's - instead of telling the kids it's about toys, it encourages literature. >> for two weeks the golden arches is repl
a bit early saturday morning and walked along sandy hook, walk along the main strip there. and people from around the world would come and put their mementos there, their teddy bears and everything that was so moving but you see this in the "new york" magazine, it was a constant reminder of the horror that had occurred. >> you know, it was devastating for everybody. but i have to tell you, when you look back and you see some of the things that some of these parents have accomplished, involved in advocacy, remembering their children, in their daily activities and trying to move forward, a lot of them as you know have become advocates on gun safety and have done remarkable things and accomplished remarkable things. so there's a real dedication on the part of these families to remember their children by good works and good deeds and i think the community is trying to do that. i took a tour of the community up and down the streets a few months ago and it was good to see things going back to normal. >> speaking of connecticut, when are taxes going to be lowered? >> i hope so. >> look at th
are gone. my successor and elected insurance republican commissioner sandy kraeger and i worked on a whole series of plans to expand coverage. i did work on these issues and we were not necessary -- >> you say these were lousy plans and miss tavenner said no true insurance. do you think the plans weren't true insurance? >> in the individual market, the insurance commissioner in kansas and virtually every place in the country -- >> it's a yes -- >> it's a yes or no question. were they true insurance plans? >> a lot of them are not true insurance plans, no. >> i yield back. >> gentleman from vermont. >> i'm going to summarize what i've been hearing. number one, the website must be fixed. you've been very forthright and you're going to fix it. number two, we've had a real battle about health care, had a battle in this congress. it was passed and the president signed it and the supreme court affirmed it, a brutal battle. there was an election people where the american people affirmed it and then the shut down in the threat of deabt default. all of us represent people who are going to win or lo
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